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Please HELP!! Windows 8 UEFI boot !!! HELPP

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    Please HELP!! Windows 8 UEFI boot !!! HELPP


    Hello everyone...
    I have a request, I am using Windows 8.1, now I have a problem because i wanted do dual boot it with ubuntu and it didnt work on UEFI mode, but then when I installed ubuntu windows 8 wouldn't start... then I formated it with a downloaded windows 8 torrent... but now I can't start it on UEFI mode

    it says somethind "media not found" or "faild" ...
    so if I want to start it I have to change to legacy mode......

    Is there anyway to get it back to start it with UEFI??? Please HELPPP
    It aint activated yet.. windows 8.1 pro... is there any activatior or something too???

    Or if I downgrade it to Windows 7? would it be any more the UEFI problem???

    sorry for english... thanks

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS. A windows 8 torrent? That doesn't sound good.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just a thought, it's been ages since I messed around with Linux distros but I seem to remember having to use EasyBCD to get rid of the 'GRUB' loader then repair boot files, or something along those lines. Am I barkin up the wrong tree with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
    When I saw the "torrent" word, thought something was off.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Asking about "activators" and other methods of cheating activation will likely get you banned. It's against forum rules to discuses such things.
    When I saw the "torrent" word, thought something was off.
    This "It aint activated yet.. windows 8.1 pro... is there any activatior or something too???" is what raised red flags with me.
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    I missed the "activator" word. Shady OP all the way around.
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    windows 8.1


    I am sorry, but I bought this PC Dell Inspiron 15 when I was in America last summer, and they didnt give me a disk to repair it and nothing, so i had to do it...

    I can't find how to disable security boot on my Dell Inspirion 15? does anyone knows.. need help

    sorry for the "activator" and "torrent" stuff...
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    A Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 x64 DVD, will boot in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
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